throat gurgling/constant burps?
i've had a problem for about two months. out of nowhere, during one week in november, my throat was making these very loud, guttural noises. they were very prolonged and sounded like long drawn out croaks. these "noises" occurred every day on a constant basis for a week- during this week, also, my whole upper body ached badly, the same kind of hurt you feel when you have the hiccups.
now the noises are no longer so often, and that ache went away, but my throat won't stop making noises. at their worst they are the very loud gurgling croaks. (just think of the little demon in "the grudge" and you have an idea, haha.) apart from this, i feel air bubbles or burps constantly shooting up from my stomach and chest and then cresting in the back of my throat. i often hear this crinkling or squishing sound in my throat from the burps/air bubbles and am very uncomfortable at times. bending over seems to provoke the sounds. i feel a bit of pressure in my chest- i keep getting the urge to strain my upper body to expel air out and burp, but they don't really sound like normal burps. the noises are at times so loud that every day i dread going anywhere after i've eaten or had coffee, which seems to make it worse.
the only thing that seems to help is to not eat. i went six hours one day without food and the symptoms were very minor then. i also think bland foods might help, but i'm not sure any more. i'm trying prilosec now, i'm on my fourth day and it doesn't seem to do anything. i'm seeing a doctor in about a week, but i was wondering if anyone has any experiences with these odd symptoms or ideas of possibilities with what could be wrong?